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Hi everyone,

My current build is very old using a Core 2 Duo at 2.2 Ghz, with 4 GB RAM at 1333 Mhz and a 9600 GSO 512. I mostly use my computer to surf the internet, listen to music and mostly MMO Gaming (Guild Wars 2 currently) as well as other games (Batman AA, Crysis, Diablo III and so on).

Budget is very low (between $250 to $400 at most) and have been looking into the A10-5800K APU option, but I was wondering if it would actually be any better than my current PC and want an honest opinion and/or suggestions from the forums.

This is the setup I'm working on:

AMD A10-5800K
ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M
G.SKILL Ripjaws (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 Mhz

This is just to begin with, I'm looking into buying a new PSU (looking at the Corsair X430), Case (NZXT 210) and HDD (500 MB or 1 TB Seagate) in the long run and just use the current ones I have from my old build for the time being.

The first thing would be the PSU because the one I have is a replacement and is not 80 Plus Certified.

Anyone's thoughts would be gladly appreciated.
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PSU $58 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199 notice that's 1st wink.gif

Mobo: $62 or so http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=M4A88T-M-PB-R&cat=MBB

CPU: $88 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2375447&CatId=4433

RAM: $27 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231313

OK ..so that's $235 ..Let's see if a real GPU can be squeezed in there wink.gif


http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=HD5750-PCIE-1024-3-PB&cat=VCD $65..NOT a real one..
but not too bad..better than APU..

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ATI-HD6870-1GB-PB-R&cat=VCD $110 ..not bad
There's a gtx 470 for $115 but then you 'd need to bump up the PSU by around $15,too

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=N470GTX-M2D12-PB-R&cat=VCD

total with 955+6870= $345

total with bigger PSU + 470= $375

955 + a gtx 470 will push any modern game ..on almost max if not absolute max.

Oh..Welcome to OCN biggrin.gif
 
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Thanks Schmuckley thumb.gif so the A10-5800K isn't that good of an upgrade to my setup? Just asking because I got really interested on the APU after reading a lot of good comments and other reviews. Wanted to have the most up to date components but also consider my low budget.

What about the case? Is the NZXT good enough?

Thanks!
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the 410? yeh..I'd get it..I don't really do cases anymore, though.tbh..you can skip a case..put board on piece of corrugated paper.
and yes..a true quad-core cpu + 256-bit discrete GPU is MUCH more powerful than an APU
Put $$ saved from case into bigger PSU sneaky.gifwhistle.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/6/13 at 7:55pm
 
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Thanks, does it matter that I don't really play anything above 720p or at max 1440x900 which is what my monitor can handle?biggrin.gif
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I think the APU build is the better setup. you be able to play most games at decent settings with good fps, while staying below the tdp of the 955 alone.
Can build a small, quiet and low power comp if you want with the Apu.
Not sure if the above cards support dx11 or not, a10 does.
post #7 of 26
check this out......http://pcpartpicker.com/p/I68N

I think you need also an aftermarket CPU cooler for a mild Overclocking of your APU like 212 EVO...

and i suggest this thing for a futuristic upgrade of a Hybrid crossfire HD 6670 DDR5 GPU if you have already an extra money...

but still its you who will decide your choice... thumb.gif
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check this out......http://pcpartpicker.com/p/I68N

I think you need also an aftermarket CPU cooler for a mild Overclocking of your APU like 212 EVO...

and i suggest this thing for a futuristic upgrade of a Hybrid crossfire HD 6670 DDR5 GPU if you have already an extra money...

but still its you who will decide your choice... thumb.gif

With this setup I should go with the A85 chip instead of the A75? Most of my doubts are because I don't want to be left out of new technology, like the current rig I have is about 7 years old and the only upgrades I ever did were adding 2 extra gigs of RAM and changing from a 6600GT to a 9600GSO.

Other parts were just replacements that went dead on me; had a 250 GB at 5400 RPM and changed to a 180 GB at 7200 RPM, 3 DVD-RW drives because I used to burn...a lot tongue.gif and 4 PSU's since I used to have my PC up and running almost 24/7.

Those were times when I had a good budget to keep buying upgrades or replacements but now that I'm married and have children I don't have enough time to be on the PC, but still want to have a reliable gaming build to relax once in a while and maybe even set it up to my TV playing games or watching movies in 720p biggrin.gif .
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A85 is only a small step up over 75, you get raid 5 option and I think crossfire ability (dual discretes) and that's it off the top of my head. If you find a good a75 board with proper vrm setup/count, I wouldn't hesitate to get it over a premium board with a85 when considering budget.
post #10 of 26
The 5800K has the 7660 iGPU (which is a 6670). Add a 6670 GPU, CF it with the iGPU & you'll have the performance similar to the 7770 (which is not bad at all).

So, on with the build:

AMD A5800K for 129$
ASUS A85X (Hudson D4) mobo for 114$
G.SKILL Ares 8GB 1866 CAS9 for 54$ (APUs get better FPS with higher Ram speed).
Asus 6670 GDDR5 for 69$
Rosewill Capstone 450M for 59$ (It's a high-quality PSU which can easily handle any high-end GPU that you'll buy in the future)..
Edited by eXXon - 3/7/13 at 7:36am
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